[bid-uh-buh l]


Cards. adequate to bid upon: a biddable suit.
willing to do what is asked; obedient; tractable; docile: a biddable child.
that may be acquired by bidding: biddable merchandise.

Origin of biddable

First recorded in 1820–30; bid1 + -able
Related formsbid·da·bil·i·ty, bid·da·ble·ness, nounbid·da·bly, adverbun·bid·da·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for biddable

Historical Examples of biddable

  • Whether this was so or not, it is certain that she was as docile and as biddable as need be.

  • Francis knew which ones were biddable and he kept them to heel.


    Cory Doctorow

  • He was a biddable boy, and went on without further question.

    Judith Shakespeare

    William Black

  • No one, I was assured on all hands, objects to the biddable Chinaman.

  • Barbara did as he commanded with the expression of a biddable child.

    The Penalty

    Gouverneur Morris

British Dictionary definitions for biddable



having sufficient value to be bid on, as a hand or suit at bridge
docile; obedient
Derived Formsbiddableness, nounbiddably, adverb
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